Sunday, October 22, 2017 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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ABSOLUTES

Absolutes by Lisa Fernandes “Nothing is certain except death and taxes” as Benjamin Franklin said, referring humorously to secular absolute truths. In today’s readings, though, we hear about absolute truths according to God. In the first, we hear the absolute that there is one God: “I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides […]

Baptismal Preparation

Are you planning to have your child baptized at St. Basil’s, or have you been recently asked to serve as a Godparent?

Please note that our parish’s remaining baptismal preparation class take place on the following dates in 2017:

  • October 28, 2017
  • November 25, 2017

To register for a class or to get more information, please email michael.pirri@utoronto.ca

Come & See Weekend

The Office of Vocations is hosting a Come & See Weekend for men aged 17 years and older, at St. Augustine’s Seminary from Friday, November 3 at 7:00pm to Sunday, November 5, until 1:30pm. This weekend offers a way for men to discern a possible call to priesthood at St. Augustine’s Seminary. Come to cultivate a deeper prayer life and relationship with Jesus Christ; leading to a better discernment of God’s call in your life. Time for prayer, reflection, and information on the process of becoming one of Christ’s disciples as a Catholic Priest. Registration can be done online at www.vocationstoronto.ca. For more information, please call the Office of Vocations at (416) 968-0997 or email: vocations@archtoronto.org

Bat-Kol July Program

You are invited to register for a study abroad, retreat program that will prayerfully read the Book of Leviticus while exploring Israel in the footsteps of Jesus. Hosted by Bat Kol and the Centre for Christian-Jewish Studies at the Ratisbonne Institute in Jerusalem, you would partake in a twenty-one day program examining the third book of the Torah in the sacred land of Israel. The Book of Leviticus offers insight into holiness- how Israel was to live as a holy nation. This unique study program takes place in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem consisting of classes, evening lectures from renowned Rabbis and Christian theologians, excursions to archeological sites and immersion into Jewish culture and religiosity. Though this program can be taken for academic credit (accredited through The University of St. Michael’s College Faculty of Theology and the Gregorian University in Rome), you are most welcome to audit the course- for a spiritually enriching, memorable experience of the Holy Land! For information regarding cost and to register, please email news@batkol.info or visit http://batkol.info

French Connection

Director of Music & Principal Organist John Paul Farahat presents the inaugural concert on the newly-restored organ of Saint Basil’s Church featuring composers with connections and influences in France on Friday, November 10, at 7:30PM In addition to works by Pierre Du Mage (1674 – 1751), Charles-Marie Widor (1844 – 1937), and J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750), the concert will include the electrifying and newly-transcribed Première Toccata improvisée on the Kyrie from Missa Orbis Factor by Victor Togni (1935 – 1965), as well as Marcel Dupré’s (1886 – 1971) Cortège et Litanie, and César Franck’s (1822 – 1890) monumental Choral no. 2 en si mineur. Admission is free, $20 suggested donation towards the music program of Saint Basil’s Catholic Parish. Please contact JP at johnpaul.farahat@utoronto.ca for more information.

Faith in Focus

Faith in Focus is a new group at St. Basil’s which explores the ways in which our faith acts as a lens to the way we perceive and live life. The group meets following the 10:30AM coffee hour at 12:00PM in Decker meeting room. The first session takes place October 29, 2017.

  • October 29 | Living the Faith: Come support each other in deepening of faith. Explore and share the ways in which faith impacts your day to day life.

If you are interested in finding out more about the group, please contact Michael at (416) 926-7110 or michael.pirri@utoronto.ca

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF:

October 22nd – October 28th

SUNDAY 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
9:00AM John Patrick King (+), Kathleen Angus (+)
10:30AM Pro Populo
12:00PM Michael Andrew Hoegh Pedersen (+)
4:30PM Gaetano Lanni (+)
   
MONDAY
7:30AM David Myung and Family (liv.)
12:10PM Myriam Scoppio (+)
   
TUESDAY
7:30AM
12:10PM
   
WEDNESDAY
7:30AM
12:10PM Huang Chiaoyun (+)
   
THURSDAY
7:30AM  
12:10PM
   
FRIDAY
7:30AM Jose Lamarca (+)
12:10PM Jun Dumaplin (+)
   
SATURDAY Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
5:00PM Marian and Zofia Kupfer (+,+)

PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Mary O’Brien, Claire Fidler, Kam Fung Tem, Angel Martinez, Margaret-Mary McKenzie, Joe Torres, Rita Moran, Celerina Agpoon, Bernice Casey, Concha Gaeitereiro, Clare DeMello, Gerald Dunlevie, Erika Farncomb, Evelyn McGloin, Filomena La Rocca, Joseph Troncone, Hai Luen Liu, Neil McCormack, Barbara MacMahon-Firestone, and Alexander Wu. Alexander Wu.

PRAY FOR THE DECEASED

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